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Basically Tool Hire

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Shaun Cassidy
Old Newbattle Bridge House
Newbattle Road
County Midlothian
EH22 3LH
Opening Hours
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About Basically Tool Hire

Tool and Equipment Hire in Edinburgh, Scotland
In 1999, Colin Cassidy decided he had had enough. If you were a working man, trying to provide for your family, how many times would you be willing to lend people your tools and equipment, only to have them returned broken?

With a building built by his own hand, and originally intended as a sawmill, lying disused, he had the idea that maybe he could hire his machines, rather than giving them away for free... And here we are! From humble roots, with a hire fleet consisting of a vibrating plate, a Stihl saw, a cement mixer and a rotovator, we have grown in to a business with everything from floor sanders to excavators. At our location in Edinburgh, Scotland we stock a comprehensive range of tools and equipment available for hire, we have machinery for everyone, from the professional builder and landscaper, to a DIY-er ready to tackle any job in the home.

At Basically Tool Hire, we pride ourselves not only on our quality of work, but also on our turn-around time. Our aim is to provide you with all the tools you need, but to also have your equipment back in working order. Gone are the days when all our machines were repaired by a flustered Irish man called Ben, we now have fully qualified mechanics, so whether it be Paslodes, chainsaws, lawnmowers, woodchippers or excavators, we can service and repair almost anything.

A family owned and ran business, we haven't forgotten where we have come from, or who got us there, and we hope that if you are in need of anything machine-related: hire, repair or sales, we're you're first port of call. Just call to speak to a member of our team today 0131 663 9563!

Tool Hire
  • Building
  • Transport
  • Tower
  • Drills & Breakers
  • Gardening
  • Heating, Cooling & Drying
  • Power & Lighting
  • Painting & Decoration
  • Cleaning
  • Plumbing & Pumping
  • Sanding & Fixing
  • Sawing & Cutting
Come in to see us at our Midlothian shop or give us a call to discuss your tool repair requirements. Your machines will last you years if you look after them, save yourself money in the future and have us service them annually.

Cylinder lawn mower sharpening is also now available. We also fully service and repair all kinds of electrical tools. All our tool repairs are carried out by fully qualified, experienced engineers who will ensure your tools are expertly serviced and safe to use. Pick up and delivery service available throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Basically Tool Repairs
You can now have your tools repaired, serviced and sharpened to the same high standard as our own. As well as being one of the best independent tool hire companies in Edinburgh and the Lothians, we also offer tool repair services for a wide selection of tools, with our engineers being qualified and able to repair almost all garden and building machinery. Examples include:
  • Lawnmowers
  • Hedgetrimmers
  • Strimmers
  • Chain Saws
  • Generators
  • Vibrating Plates
  • Stihl Saws
  • Nail Guns

Reviews & Testimonials for Basically Tool Hire

5 star review
November 04, 2017
Great company, my lawn mower was serviced quickly and worked perfect, I would highly recommend!
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5 star review
November 04, 2017
Great selection of tools and great prices, with friendly $ helpful customer service
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Stewart Rosie
5 star review
November 03, 2017
Fixed my husbands Stihl Saw after I lent it to my nephew, super quick and very reasonable
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Barbara Alan
5 star review
November 02, 2017
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George Corsar
5 star review
October 04, 2017
Great friendly & helpful service from the staff . Kit always in excellent order
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Tony Hibberd
5 star review
September 15, 2017
Got everything you could ever need and really nice guys. Very helpful
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s mack
5 star review
September 13, 2017
Mower broke down, took it in and it was fixed in 20min!!
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Rob Barker
5 star review
September 10, 2017
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Gary Bolton
5 star review
September 09, 2017
Good solid place
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Ciaron Arthurs
5 star review
June 10, 2017
Very helpful
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darrell wilcox
5 star review
May 12, 2017
excellent service
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Kris Denes
5 star review
April 28, 2017
Very helpful family business and they go the extra mile !! Fantastic would recommend to everyone
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Norah Kenny
5 star review
April 20, 2017
Friendly, helpful, good price.
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Susan T
5 star review
April 09, 2017
got my paslode back within 3 days, really sorted me out
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Gareth Dowie
5 star review
April 04, 2017
Fabulous service, very helpful, highly recommended
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Lisa M S Hiddleston
5 star review
March 12, 2017
Cheap hire, mostly no deposit. Love it!
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5 star review
February 12, 2017
Ace guys! Very professional and easy to get along with
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Andy Gee
5 star review
January 22, 2017
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Colin Young
5 star review
January 11, 2017
Very helpful staff with a good range of tools for work in the house. Almost looking forward to the spring to play with the tools in the garden.
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kevin martin
5 star review
January 10, 2017
A really friendly bunch of guys. I turned up at tent of I've on a Friday and they still took time to show me how to use the sander. Also, I had run out of petrol and they gave me a lift to a local petrol station. Legends! Thoroughly recommend.
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Douglas Dewey
5 star review
November 07, 2016
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Callum Pryde
5 star review
November 07, 2016
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Alz Carr
5 star review
October 17, 2016
Best tool hire
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Niall Cassidy
5 star review
August 10, 2016
First class
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Jamie Miller
5 star review
March 26, 2016
Best price by a mile and good service will use again . Thanks
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Kevin Duffy
5 star review
November 09, 2015
Friendly and totally easy to use. Prices beat the competition too.
The location is the only drawback - slightly off the beaten track.
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James Kistruck
5 star review
November 08, 2015
My husband Hired a mixer from basically there nice people vey friendly would use again
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Claire Piaskowski
5 star review
September 05, 2015
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Terry Todd
5 star review
June 29, 2015
Great bunch of guys, why hire from anyone else
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Bruce Birrell
5 star review
June 29, 2015
Been with a friend, and the staff and service could not be faulted. Brillant.
Testimonial by
Sandy Bohme
5 star review
June 29, 2015
Fantastic local company that just keeps growing. More hire equipment than I knew existed. Great for chainsaws, logging tools, stump grinders, rotovators. Really helpful to us during a house build project. Highly recommend.
Testimonial by
Susan Goldwyre
5 star review
May 09, 2015
Many thanks for all your help today. My partners van broke down in the carpark and Basically Tool Hire saved the day. Great service!
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Gail Mclean
5 star review
September 10, 2014
We have now used basically for 4 years now, and we find there service to be the best in the business, would have give reference for anyone considering to use Shaun & Co
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Stewart Inkster
5 star review
August 01, 2014
Brilliant advice friendly service with a smile. I wouldn't go anywhere else. 5 * all the way ..
Lawn mowers serviced too !!
Testimonial by
Pamela Hunter
5 star review
April 16, 2014
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Jon Paul Little
5 star review
August 23, 2013
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Lizzie Corbett
5 star review
October 09, 2009
I came across Basically tool hire on the net. I was looking to hire a wallpaper stripper. As this was my first experience hiring this tool, I didn't quite know what to expect (I was also slightly concerned about destroying my flat!!). Basically Hire offered sound advice on using the tool - I surprised myself on how straight forward it was.

Cost wise, I priced a few firms and Basically Tool Hire offered the best rate for me. The location (outside Edinburgh) is also good. It is just a short trip around the bypass. I would recommend this tool hire company to anyone looking for hiring tools in Edinburgh.
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Basically Tool Hire. 5 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.


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